Starting out the new year right I hope

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Bob Gleason
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Starting out the new year right I hope

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Shipping out a new guitar tomorrow, redwood top, Naio back and sides, and a couple of ukes. Hoping to make a few more guitars this year than last year. Gettin' older, no time to waste!
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looks like a keeper
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Thanks John. That's what I'm hoping the new owner thinks!
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Beautiful guitar Bob.
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Awesome Bob. What is the fretboard, bridge and headstock wood? Really cool.
Is that coming to my house? :)
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Redwood is my favorite!
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Kevin- The binding, fretboard, bridge, and backstrap on the headstock are a local wood, Pheasant Wood. Named that way because of the feathery look when you cut it slightly off the quarter. The Naio B/S are a native high elevation wood also called False Sandlewood. Wonderful to work with, but seldom grows large enough for guitar use. Sorry, I don't think the UPS guy is headed your direction. Have a great 2019!
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Bob, I have used Pheasant wood in the past for knife handles, like over 20 years ago when it was more available and not so $$$. Loved the look. I came across a small scrap piece just the other day as I was cleaning out some scrap wood boxes.
Anyway, beautiful guitar, the OTHER GUY will love it I'm sure. :)
Have a great 2019 on the Island.
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Nice!
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